Log in to check your private messages
What Game Are You Playing?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 37, 38, 39  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The EUCantina Forums Forum Index » Gaming View previous topic :: View next topic  
 PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:45 am Reply with quote  
Message
  Salaris Vorn
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 2253
Location: New York, USA

Working my way through Halo. Which is also probably the first FPS where I actually like shotguns and can use them effectively.
_________________


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:10 pm Reply with quote  
Message
  Mara Jade Skywalker
Administrator
Administrator

Joined: 15 Feb 2008
Posts: 5636
Location: Beyond Shadows

A Halo convert! Yay! It is one of my favorite FPS franchises. The stories are what get me. If you haven't read the books, read them! But read them in the correct order with the games, so that you don't spoil anything. I can give you a recommended order, if you're interested. Smile
_________________

"It's not about the legacy you leave, it's about the life you live." ~Mara Jade Skywalker



View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website

 PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:06 pm Reply with quote  
Message
  Salaris Vorn
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 2253
Location: New York, USA

I would very much like to read them. Sadly I already have a dozen or so novels stacked waiting to be read so I don't think I'd be able to get to the Halo novels any time soon. (Having to read upwards of a 150 books, most of them in the space of 4-6 months, for doctoral exams tends to kill your willingness to read anything you don't have to).
_________________


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:47 pm Reply with quote  
Message
  Dog-Poop_Walker
Master
Master

Joined: 28 Jan 2012
Posts: 1022
Location: Official Med. Grove Troublemaker

Salaris Vorn wrote:
Working my way through Halo. Which is also probably the first FPS where I actually like shotguns and can use them effectively.


That's odd, I recall all the FPS I've played that had viable shotguns: Doom, Golden Eye, Half Life and Fear.

Especially Fear. Going duke nukem slow mo and blowing guys legs off. Twisted Evil
_________________
The absurd man thus catches sight of a burning and frigid, transparent and limited universe in which nothing is possible but everything is given, and beyond which all is collapse and nothingness. He can then decide to accept such a universe and draw from it his strength, his refusal to hope, and the unyielding evidence of a life without consolation.


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:54 am Reply with quote  
Message
  Life Is The Path
Master
Master

Joined: 10 Sep 2010
Posts: 3946
Location: In a galaxy far, far - No, I'm behind you! Got you! Boo!

Finished my playthrough of the Assassin's Creed games, and now playing Splinter Cell: Blacklist. I'm cautiously optimistic about this, despite Conviction. Not least because I can actually knock out enemies, rather than just shoot them.
_________________
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it (or even read all of it). These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:08 am Reply with quote  
Message
  papinacho
Padawan
Padawan

Joined: 01 Jul 2014
Posts: 23

My life is currently being consumed by Pokemon Online.


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:37 am Reply with quote  
Message
  Taral-DLOS
Master
Master

Joined: 23 Nov 2010
Posts: 1694
Location: Ontario, Canada

I've been digging watching Let's Play videos. There's some really good ones on youtube, like Hankgames, GetDaved, WhyCalibur, etc. Does anyone know of any other good ones?

I like it when the personality of the player comes through. My wife and I watched a great Let's Play by GetDaved, where he played through the new Mario game for the Wii U. For the final bonus level, he edited the video DOWN to 53 minutes, keeping in any scene where he got further than before, and keeping ALL of the deaths (of which there were like 300). Good times.

I'm currently watching GetDaved and WhyCalibur play KOTOR II. That's a lot of fun as well.
_________________
"I'm...from Earth."

-Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars

"Who cares what evil lurks in the hearts of men!"
"Unless evil's carrying the Martini tray, darling."
-Frank and Sadie Doyle


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:38 pm Reply with quote  
Message
  Salaris Vorn
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 2253
Location: New York, USA

Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Salaris Vorn wrote:
Working my way through Halo. Which is also probably the first FPS where I actually like shotguns and can use them effectively.


That's odd, I recall all the FPS I've played that had viable shotguns: Doom, Golden Eye, Half Life and Fear.

Especially Fear. Going duke nukem slow mo and blowing guys legs off. Twisted Evil


I think it usually ended up being more user error than poor weapon design. Primarily I think due to not having the best judgment of distance so I'd usually end up firing just outside of it's effective range. I also had the tendency to be overly careful in lining up shots with non-automatic weapons which works fine with sniper rifles but less so with close quarters weapons. I think my aim has gotten better over the years so it's less of a problem.

Probably why I prefer using assault rifles or LMGs in most FPS games.
_________________


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:41 pm Reply with quote  
Message
  YodaBauer2442
Master
Master

Joined: 06 Apr 2011
Posts: 561
Location: Sofa

YodaBauer2442 wrote:
I'm playing BioShock for the first time.


And I just beat BioShock for the first time.

Holy crap that was an amazing game! What a story. What a story.
_________________
"To understand what happened at the diner, we use Mr. Papaya. This is upsetting because he is the friendliest of fruits. " Dr. Walter Bishop

"WHERE'S THE FIRE?! I've always loved that expression, which is curious since my lab assistant was killed in a fire."
- Walter Bishop



View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:21 pm Reply with quote  
Message
  Salaris Vorn
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 2253
Location: New York, USA

So I've discovered a part of Halo that is driving me mad: on my way to the third pilon thing (that you short out with your armor's shield by stepping into it to prevent Halo from firing) there is this group of Covenant that are holding out against the flood with 2 tanks and 2 hunters. I succeed in taking out the tanks but inevitably the hunters snipe me (there are so many Elites, grunts, and everyone else that you can't really engage the hunters until you clear them out). Got so bad I actually muted the audio cause i got sick of hearing the same music starting over and over again as I began combat.

I may have to reevaluate my tactics but I'll crack this!
_________________


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:01 am Reply with quote  
Message
  Life Is The Path
Master
Master

Joined: 10 Sep 2010
Posts: 3946
Location: In a galaxy far, far - No, I'm behind you! Got you! Boo!

Finished Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


I'll stop now. Rant definitely over. Not sorry at all.

EDIT the Second: Okay I really had intended to be more balanced. Just that, once I started on the problems, I couldn't stop. One more positive thing that I'll say about it: I want to play it again. I'd happily play it on its hardest level, trying for perfection. That's pretty much what I want out of a stealth game.

Now playing Batman: Arkham Origins.
_________________
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it (or even read all of it). These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:25 am Reply with quote  
Message
  Life Is The Path
Master
Master

Joined: 10 Sep 2010
Posts: 3946
Location: In a galaxy far, far - No, I'm behind you! Got you! Boo!

Finished Arkham Origins. I quite enjoyed it. The gameplay was fairly solid (though I did miss the riddles) and the map was fun, but I particularly enjoyed the story. One minor gripe: I felt the Batman-Gordon bonding was too rushed; but beyond that I have thought it was very well executed.

Now playing Modern Warfare 3. One thing that was pretty cool: in the London level, I remembered using that TfL station, I remember going down that road. It was pretty surreal. Especially as, the time I went down that road there were some Morris dancers Laughing .
_________________
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it (or even read all of it). These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:37 pm Reply with quote  
Message
  Salaris Vorn
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 2253
Location: New York, USA

I recently started playing War Thunder. I'd been missing my old Microsoft Combat Flight Sims and Secret Weapons Over Normandy so I thought I'd give it a try. So far been a lot of fun and Arcade Mode reminds me a lot of Secret Weapons although my skills from the days of X-Wing and Rogue Squadron have clearly lapsed.
_________________


View user's profile Send private message

 PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:40 pm Reply with quote  
Message
  Mara Jade Skywalker
Administrator
Administrator

Joined: 15 Feb 2008
Posts: 5636
Location: Beyond Shadows

A fellow War Thunder player! My friend got me hooked on this game a couple months ago. You'll have to let me know your call sign so I can find you. Smile
_________________

"It's not about the legacy you leave, it's about the life you live." ~Mara Jade Skywalker



View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website

 PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:27 am Reply with quote  
Message
  Salaris Vorn
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 2253
Location: New York, USA

my call sign is CPTApollo (bonus points if you get the reference). I run it through Steam so if you also it run it on Steam I can e-mail you my Steam name.

I recently brought out my old Sidewinder precision 2 joystick which has been collecting dust for years. I think after a week or so of using it I'm finally getting the hang of it again and getting my sights on target. Still need to work on my aerial gunnery skills and evasive maneuvers though haha.
_________________


View user's profile Send private message

Post new topic   Reply to topic    The EUCantina Forums Forum Index » Gaming

Page 38 of 39
All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 37, 38, 39  Next

Display posts from previous:

  

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
Jedi Knights 2 by Scott Stubblefield